Our Story

Our Story

POA Pharma is committed to partnering with like-minded companies to deliver innovation, quality and value to healthcare professionals and their patients.

We are a speciality pharmaceutical company with expertise in several therapeutic areas.

The POA Pharma team has extensive expertise in supporting partners, healthcare professionals and patients within Europe. We benefit from being part of the wider Galen network, with its substantial infrastructure and the support services that come with a multinational company, providing the strategy and resources to help deliver POA Pharma’s growth plans.

POA Pharma

With headquarters based in Copenhagen, POA Pharma, currently collaborates with 13 partners in 10 countries.

POA Pharma is part of Galen Limited, a privately owned company established in 1968, with global headquarters in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, and commercial operations based in the UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Germany, and the USA.

Galen was founded in Northern Ireland in 1968 by the late Sir Allen McClay (d.2010), the revered philanthropist and entrepreneur.

"At POA Pharma we have purpose and passion in everything we do and encourage our people to dare to be extraordinary so we can benefit the health of all generations."

Over 50 years of successful growth


POA Pharma GmbH was founded


POA Pharma Copenhagen office opens


Galen Acquired POA Pharma


Galen US Inc established


Sir Allen McClay passed away


Sir Allen McClay purchased Galen Ltd


Sir Allen McClay formed Almac


Galen purchased US company Warner Chilcott


Galen Plc floated on the stock market (NI’s first £1 Billion company)


Commercial manufacturing of Galen Products (Craigavon)


Sir Allen McClay founded Galen Ltd

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